Lecturer Profile

Heloísa Gelber Rivas, CSB  Play

A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship

Heloísa Gelber Rivas, CSB

Contact Information

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Phone: (617) 536-9047
Email: heloisagelberivas@gmail.com
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Raised in a multilingual Brazilian family, Heloísa speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, and Italian. Her facility with languages has been invaluable in preparing her for many opportunities.

After earning a degree in sociology and politics at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, Heloísa began to work as a translator for the Christian Science Publishing Society and became responsible for materials translated into Portuguese, her native tongue. After getting married, she accompanied her husband, a Christian Science lecturer and teacher, on trips throughout the world. When he passed on, she continued working for The Mother Church and became a lecturer and a teacher herself.

Heloísa has been in the Christian Science practice since 1988. From 2000 to 2002 she was Associate Editor for the Christian Science Publishing Society and managing editor of The Herald of Christian Science, an international magazine published in 13 languages, and she also participated as guest speaker or co-hostess—in four languages—on the radio edition of the same magazine.

Heloísa has been, a member of the Board of Lectureship since 1999, a teacher of Christian Science since 2000, and in 2005 served a term as president of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. 

A speaker who has toured the world sharing ideas about prayer and healing, Heloísa has always been impelled by a deep desire to help mankind. Her warmth and enthusiasm shine through in her presentations as she helps audiences explore how prayer can improve life conditions—in any language. Heloísa is available to give talks in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and German.

Titles of Available Lectures

Health is a spiritual reality

Neither young nor old

You deserve respect

(For prison lectures only.)